The Missouri State Fair was held August 11 – 21, 2016, in Sedalia, Missouri. Spectators and exhibitors enjoyed warm, but tolerable temperatures and the fair was deemed a success by all.
Atchison County Beef exhibitors were small in numbers, as they were last year, but continued to make their presence known during the beef shows, representing Atchison County well.
Aleesha Mae Ball finished her show career on a high note. She competed in the Crossbred Breeding Heifer Show held Monday, August 15. Her breeding heifer, Babs, a March 1, 2016 FFA Crossbred Breeding Heifer, was chosen Division Champion and went on to be named Reserve Supreme FFA Grand Champion Crossbred Breeding Heifer Overall. The Crossbred Heifer Show was huge this year and competition was tough, making this an even sweeter win. Congratulations to Aleesha on this win!
While Aleesha was finishing her show career, Rylee Jenkins entered the show ring at the State Fair for the first time. Rylee showed her commercial heifer, Olive, during the 4-H Crossbred Heifer Show on Monday, August 15. She landed in a very competitive class, but performed well in the show ring. Rylee also showed her market heifer, Pepper, the next day during the 4-H Market Heifer Show. Pepper weighed in at 1,200 pounds and placed third in class. It was a great first year for Rylee at the State Fair!
Allyson Demott returned to the State Fair this year, exhibiting two FFA market steers during the 4-H/FFA Beef Steer Show on August 16. Her purebred Simmental steer, Ned, weighed in at 1,280 pounds and placed third in his class. Her crossbred steer, Hos, weighed in at 1,465. Hos won the heavyweight class and went on to compete in the exciting FFA Crossbred Champion drive. Great job, Ally, representing Atchison County and making it to that coveted Champion Drive.
Goldie Barnes showed her two market steers this year during the 4-H/FFA Beef Steer Show. Her purebred Simmental steer, Albright, weighed in at 1,390 and was chosen Grand Champion 4-H Simmental Steer. Albright went on to compete in the 4-H Champion Breed Drive at the end of the Market Breed Show. Goldie’s crossbred steer, Ralph Henry weighed in at 1,240 and placed fourth in a very tough class. Congrats, Goldie on your win and good job representing Atchison County.
Congratulations to all four of these young ladies on their hard work, dedication and the awards they brought home from the Missouri State Fair this year.